Jayne Vernon

Jayne Vernon

Befriending and Dementia Co-Ordinator, Befriending and Dementia Team Leader

My career started in a Dementia care home, which lead me on to working at Broomfield hospital. I then spent 15 years at Age UK, enrolling volunteers and arranging clinics for services all over Essex

My experience with Dementia and loneliness is very close to my heart, I know the frustration it can bring to families.
I thrive on meeting new people and in this busy world, no one should be lonely or isolated.
As a befriender, I understand the importance of the volunteers’ role as much as our clients’ needs.
I look forward to help building these new relationships and working for Age Concern.
I have been involved in many fundraising events over the years for various charities and I also volunteer myself at an outdoor activity center, which helps build self-esteem and mental wellbeing.